Procrastinators: Worried about having to file for yet another extension this year with the upcoming tax deadline?
Tax day is typically April 15. Every year, people across the nation rush to get their documents in order to meet that deadline.
But this year, April 15 falls on a Sunday. And April 16 happens to be a Washington, D.C. holiday called Emancipation Day, which celebrates President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act in 1862.
On that day, slaves in Washington were freed nine months before the president issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation, telegraphing the eventual end of slavery to the rest of the nation.